Monday, February 08, 2010

Textured Towel **FREE PATTERN**

Here is a pattern I made up as I went along for a crocheted towel/dishrag. It has a ribbed nubby sort of texture that is reversible. I started with a certain number of chains, but feel free to make it as small or as large as you want. (note: I made the font size larger for easier reading or printing, I find myself always magnifying my web pages, so hopefully it's better for you!)

-- Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn (100% cotton, Worsted Weight yarn, but use whatever you feel suits you..)
-- I/9 (5.5mm) hook, or size appropriate for yarn choice

Guage: not important

here’s the gist of it:
– CH 31 (i use only 1 turning chain-- which does not count-- for HDC this time to keep ends tighter, but you can do as you normally do.)

(Row 1&2): HDC across. (30 HDC)
Row 3): DC across.
Row 4): alternate FPDC/BPDC in each stitch across.
repeat rows 1-4 until satisfied, then repeat rows 1&2.

SC around all edges to finish.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Please leave a comment of praise or any suggestions! Let me know if there is anything that doesn't make sense or could be written better.


Anonymous said...

Love this! Thanks for posting the pattern. I think I need to use this to make my dish rags.

GlitterKnitter said...

thanks Kel! i think i like the look of the sugar'n cream yarn, but next time i'll just go with a scratchy acrylic.. rags made with cotton are too heavy when wet for my taste!

GlitterKnitter said...

I just realized that in the pic, i only did 1 row of half-double crochet in the exact middle, where there should have been two rows... there's my short attention span for ya!